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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:11 pm 
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This is my last creation! It's a restomod because I like old frames with new parts especially if the frames are cool like this one!

The weight is 5.36 kg ready to ride, the lightest Klein ever?
I've other upgrades ready to go under 5 kg but I'm already happy with the result!

Here you can find the parts list :

http://www.light-bikes.it/forum/index.php?topic=20275.0

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:17 pm 
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:thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:19 pm 
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Lots of light parts on one and same bike.

Original paint ?....

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:23 pm 
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LouisN wrote:
Lots of light parts on one and same bike.

Original paint ?....

Louis :)


Yes original paint scheme (Patriot), only the fork has a custom paint to match the frame (I've still got the original fork that has got the same paint but it's too heavy for my project).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Great frame and build. :thumbup:


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LEW wheels...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:08 am 
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Wow!!! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:56 am 
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À true dream bike! Well done.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Amazing!
Would be perfect with the original fork.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Amazing!
Would be perfect with the original fork.


I've got it but Easton is better in weight and driveability :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Really great to see. A genuine WW project beautifully executed. Very cool LIGHTWEIGHT bike.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Unique and it certainly makes a statement! After my initial recoil from the overwhelmingly patriotic theme, I really like it. Klein made some gorgeous machines and you've done a fine job integrating old and new. Congratulations! Well done!!!

KAC


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Certainly a unique bike but for me the stem angle and spacer stack along with the slightly odd (to my eye) handlebar angle let it down.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Thanks guys :thumbup:
Who knows Klein geometry can understand the stem/handlebar setup (according to my biomechanic specs). :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Mauro, you cannot do that to a Klein! :shock: Those parts should be on a Parlee or some other carbon frame of below 800g, which would otherwise make a sub 5kg bike. That frame is very cool though! :thumbup:

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